Host: Aaron Bornstein and Max Liboiron
Guest: Josh Fox, director of academy award nominated documentary 'Gasland' and "emergency short film" 'The Sky is Pink' (http://pinkskyny.com)
We talk with Josh about his work investigating hydraulic fracturing ('fracking'), a dramatically environmentally devastating form of natural gas extraction. We ask why we choose this type of energy extraction, when other sources are available. We explicitly focus on the systemic issues, the incentives, that allow fracking to be a preferred new source of nonrenewable energy. Finally, we touch on the new Spectra pipeline being drilled in Manhattan, underneath the West Village, and discuss the concerns and how to get involved.